pivo (2542) - GERMANY - NOV 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black color and a nice, sticky head allude to something good. And it was. Coffee-like malt tastes throughout the profile. Roasted grain tastes and a lingering bitterness. Maybe a hint of diacytel there? I'm usually sensitive to that, but it didn't matter to me this time. Like it all around.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love porters and this is no exception. Nice dark color. Good head. Bit of a coffee tast. I can see why this beer came recomended by my friend.
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly thin, and a bit hoppy. I can't say that I liked it too much. I'll need to re-rate this one when I'm not eating.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Hadto really go digging for a faint chocolate aroma, but the mocha taste jumped out at me big time. Wonderful chewy texture,sweet as hersheys toward the end
TAR (2393) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 Black cherry liquid. Dwindling large-bubbled ashen head settles to a ring. Burnt corn husks, roasted barley, and phenolic aroma. Moderately estery and prunish with a trace of caramel malt beneath the tarry black malts. Soft body. Prickly carbonation, leaning toward creamy. Big black malt flavors lending a fair amount of phenols, balanced with a dose of prunes, dry chocolate, and earthy English hops. Finishes semi-dry with a continuous burnt malt, caramel, and dark fruit concotion. The carbonation was overly prickly, making it more airy than fluffy. Without the black malt acidity, the malt bill is in a league of its own.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ruby hued dark body. nice tan, even head. well roasted, malty and dark chocolate. lots of dark choco;ate. sweet malt character, a very powerful chocolate presence. hop character was subdued, or overtaken. I'd like a bit more roastiness in a porter
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Man, this stuff smells like old silage, kind of an acidic funk. Pours with a nice tan head over a very dark brown body. This beer really shines when it comes to mouthfeel and flavor. It has a great silky-smooth texture that makes it a joy to sip. The flavor is very nice, with a roasty coffee taste. I'm afraid my aroma rating will pull down what otherwise should be a great score for a very nice beer.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown, brown head. Familiar burnt toast aroma. Coffee flavors dominate, then give way to slightly tart hops flavor, then a rich, malty finish.
thehoff (569) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very black like a good porter. Red in the light. Nice half inch cream head. Smells smokey, toffee, chocolate. Taste coffee and hops. A little chocolate. This is a very nice porter.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great porter, black in color with a nice bubbly tan head, dark chocolate flavors, roasted flavors, some coffee undertones as well, smooth finish, great balance, lots of spots where you can taste the hoppiness in the beer as well